Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

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biddymulligan
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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby biddymulligan » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:52 pm

Has anyone tried to negotiate scholarships with NYU yet? I want to ensure I reach out to the correct contact in order to do so.

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Postby tezzeret » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:00 pm

When you guys are submitting the offers, are you also sending the stipulations/terms of scholarship pages as well?

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Postby courtleigh24 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:27 pm

What's the consensus on negotiating a scholarship at a lower ranked school based on a lesser scholarship from a much higher ranked school? Does this ever work?

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Postby EnviroNerd » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:32 pm

Anyone try negotiating with Boston U. Law? I don't have any acceptances from better schools but got alot of money from tier 2 schools. Is conveying my real interest in attending while highlighting some achievments good enough to get more money? Also do I email admissions or financial aid? Someone specific at admissions or general admissions? Thanks guys

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Postby PatriotP74 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:29 am

Attempting negotiations with 4 schools, 2 emails sent, 1 form submitted and waiting on those 3 before attempting the 4th. I'll keep this thread updated with results.

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Postby sjp200 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:44 am

A couple schools require you to fill out a form to formally reserving your offer, even if you don't attend just so they have a preliminary way to force you to withdraw if you aren't really considering a school and free up some funds. Does reserving this forfeit your right to negotiate?

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Postby skyhigh4760 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:01 pm

sjp200 wrote:A couple schools require you to fill out a form to formally reserving your offer, even if you don't attend just so they have a preliminary way to force you to withdraw if you aren't really considering a school and free up some funds. Does reserving this forfeit your right to negotiate?


I already reserved my scholarship at one school and just emailed them asking for more money - they said they would get back to me in a couple days but also asked for my other offer letters. I'll let you know how it goes! I don't think this forfeits your right to negotiate.

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Postby squidditch » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:41 pm

JuliusCaesar wrote:Can anyone give insight as to who to contact for cornell to negotiate?


Hi! That would be Associate Director of Financial Aid Bryan R. Vliet. Email is law.financialaid@cornell.edu :D

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Postby rdb » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:50 pm

I want to send out a letter to start negotiating, but I don't know who to email. Should I send it out to the financial aid office in general, the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Coordinator, or just an admissions counselor?

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Postby PatriotP74 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:59 pm

rdb wrote:I want to send out a letter to start negotiating, but I don't know who to email. Should I send it out to the financial aid office in general, the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Coordinator, or just an admissions counselor?



The two I've sent were to the dean of admission, they were the ones emailing me with the original offer so I went with that.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby SlithyTove » Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:13 pm

PatriotP74 wrote:
rdb wrote:I want to send out a letter to start negotiating, but I don't know who to email. Should I send it out to the financial aid office in general, the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Coordinator, or just an admissions counselor?



The two I've sent were to the dean of admission, they were the ones emailing me with the original offer so I went with that.


+1 Whoever's name is on your original offer letter should be your first point of contact in most cases. They'll direct you to the right person if it's not them.

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Postby tezzeret » Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:30 pm

courtleigh24 wrote:What's the consensus on negotiating a scholarship at a lower ranked school based on a lesser scholarship from a much higher ranked school? Does this ever work?
I would like to know as well.

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Postby PatriotP74 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:25 am

Got responses from both emails saying my scholarship would be re considered and requesting any additional information I could provide such as offers from other schools. Better than denials I suppose!

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Postby sollos » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:15 pm

PatriotP74 wrote:Got responses from both emails saying my scholarship would be re considered and requesting any additional information I could provide such as offers from other schools. Better than denials I suppose!


"Dear PatriotP74, after looking at what offers other schools are offering you, we've come to believe that our original scholarship offer was too high. As such, we will be rescinding our offer." RIP.

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Postby Holodigm » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:43 pm

I know it's fairly late in the game, but I'd be curious to see how everyone felt about quick doing some last minute applications to some similarly ranked schools in hopes of getting a quick turnaround decision (hey it could happen) and a better offer...and then use those as leverage, of course. Some similar schools have deadlines coming up soon, and most are proactively waiving the fee, so it'd basically be a $30 gamble per school. What does everyone think - wise and prudent or foolish and stupid?

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Postby gazorpazorp » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:15 pm

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby sollos » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:33 pm

Holodigm wrote:I know it's fairly late in the game, but I'd be curious to see how everyone felt about quick doing some last minute applications to some similarly ranked schools in hopes of getting a quick turnaround decision (hey it could happen) and a better offer...and then use those as leverage, of course. Some similar schools have deadlines coming up soon, and most are proactively waiving the fee, so it'd basically be a $30 gamble per school. What does everyone think - wise and prudent or foolish and stupid?


Not saying that this couldn't work out, but one disadvantage is the fact that scholarship money is going to be running dry starting around now, and certainly starting around when you'd actually be admitted and given scholarship money somewhere.

It's certainly advisable to apply out to a lot of places at the beginning of the cycle in order to increase your odds at the negotiation table. But it might be too late now.

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Postby TheKisSquared » Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:59 pm

sollos wrote:
Holodigm wrote:I know it's fairly late in the game, but I'd be curious to see how everyone felt about quick doing some last minute applications to some similarly ranked schools in hopes of getting a quick turnaround decision (hey it could happen) and a better offer...and then use those as leverage, of course. Some similar schools have deadlines coming up soon, and most are proactively waiving the fee, so it'd basically be a $30 gamble per school. What does everyone think - wise and prudent or foolish and stupid?


Not saying that this couldn't work out, but one disadvantage is the fact that scholarship money is going to be running dry starting around now, and certainly starting around when you'd actually be admitted and given scholarship money somewhere.

It's certainly advisable to apply out to a lot of places at the beginning of the cycle in order to increase your odds at the negotiation table. But it might be too late now.


Really? I'm still waiting on initial offers from several schools. Specifically NU, which seems to want to be more generous this cycle, and Georgetown, which I'm starting to think doesn't want to offer me anything. Do t14s give aid later?

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby EnviroNerd » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:41 pm

You think sending a letter via snail mail is better than email when asking for more money? Or is there no difference.

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Postby PatriotP74 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:14 pm

EnviroNerd wrote:You think sending a letter via snail mail is better than email when asking for more money? Or is there no difference.



I would think email is preferred, technology is king.

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Postby PatriotP74 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:15 pm

sollos wrote:
PatriotP74 wrote:Got responses from both emails saying my scholarship would be re considered and requesting any additional information I could provide such as offers from other schools. Better than denials I suppose!


"Dear PatriotP74, after looking at what offers other schools are offering you, we've come to believe that our original scholarship offer was too high. As such, we will be rescinding our offer." RIP.



Lol well that would certainly be something. Neither are my top choice at the moment so wouldn't really be heartbroken.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby tezzeret » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:17 am

Sorry if I missed this, but has anyone tried (successfully) to renegotiate after getting more money? Or is it taboo to try to get more money after the first increase?

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Postby missie » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:06 pm

gazorpazorp wrote:Wondering if I could get some insight on how to best handle my situation.

I currently have a 35k/yr offer from GW, and they explicit state on their website that they will not reconsider initial scholarship decisions of 35k or more per year. However, I can still access their "scholarship reconsideration" form and I plan on sending one in anyway.

The deadline for sending in the reconsideration form is coming up fast - 3/15 - and I still do not have a scholarship from GULC. Do I send in the reconsideration form now (there is a space on the form to list current offers from other schools)... Or do I just wait until whenever GULC gets around to sending me an offer and then simply email GW?


I filled out the form a few weeks ago, and under the section where it asks about other schools/offers, I listed GULC/pending. I'd get the form in before the deadline, they can ask for more details later if need be. It can't hurt!

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Postby sjp200 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:54 pm

asked BU for a scholly reconsideration because my LSAT improved since my decision. They said thanks for bringing that to their attention and they were considering my need based application..they never acknowledged whether or not they were taking a look at my merit based again or not :|

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Postby Draconem » Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:55 pm

Can anyone who has successfully negotiated more scholarship money please PM me with the letter they used?

It would help me a ton.


I'd really appreciate it.




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